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Lily-of-the-Valley, 12 pips, potting soil, Long Tom terra-cotta pot
There is no finer perfume than the smooth, cool fragrance of Lily-of-the-Valley, but this handsome little plant, a staple of the shade garden, is seldom grown indoors. Our extra-large pips are prepared for forcing and will bloom about three weeks after planting, transforming any room with their sweet scent. They look especially fetching indoors in our tall, narrow clay pot. After bloom, they may be grown on and transplanted to the garden in late spring. We cold-treat the pips to insure they will bloom for you. A complete kit: 12 pips, 6" terra-cotta pot with saucer, and potting soil.
For more information about forcing Convallaria, click on "Growing Guide & Tips".
Video: How to Grow Lily-of-the-Valley for Indoor Bloom (2:34 minutes)
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To account for the differences between the climates of the Southeast and West, we have split the "warm" end of our hardiness ratings. In the example Hardiness Zone: 4-7 S / 4-9 W, the first number of each range (4) indicates cold hardiness. The second numbers (7 and 9) indicate the limits of a plant's range in the Southeast (S) and West (W).